nanowrimo 2010

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Diary of a Blind Madman

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         Yet another midnight updating the diary for no particular reason. I need to prune my friends list again. There are a lot of RSS feeds that I don't really pay attention to these days. I am also finding that I've got a lot of friends diaries in my page that I can't identify. I have no reason why I friended some of these people or what interest their diaries originally held. I have to start taking some notes about such things.

         Midnight is a difficult time for me. Of late, I sleep by 18:00 (6pm) and wake by 22:00 (10pm). I'm usually up thereafter for about four hours and sleep between 2:00 and 4:00 or 5:00. I often get a total of 8 hours sleep in the course of a day, but never in one 8-hour stretch. I'm not sure that is really a bad thing save that it leaves me up and about when nobody else is available. There is nothing to do in Jefferson City at the best of times. Finding anything to do at 2:00 in the morning is impossible. Even the 24-hour McDonald's is closed (Really. The sign says "Open 24 hours" and if you go there they are closed from 2:00 to about 5:30).

         Experiments with Levemir (insulin) proceed apace. I like the Levemir better than the Lantus. I've only given the test 2 days, but whereas in the past an injection of 70 units of Lantus left me with high sugars in the morning, 60 units of Levemir leave me with normal sugars. Oddly enough, the chemical formulae for the two hormones are as near identical as makes no difference (as reported by Wikipedia). I do find it interesting that in Wikipedia, the half-life of Levemir is reported as 5-7 hours but is not reported for Lantus. I did a little research and found that Lantus doesn't report its half-life anywhere. There are a few anecdotal statements that give its effectiveness as about 24 hours. Users of both report that Lantus sometimes lasts a lot more than 24 hours. That would explain why, since my injection times vary a bit, I sometimes have more or less Lantus in my system and my blood glucose tends to bounce up and down a lot. After two days on Levemir, things seem to be working out better for me.
         I have updated my web site. I am having trouble maintaining it so I may eventually drop it altogether. For the time being, I have made this journal my main page and my links list (at the left) my directory for the site.

         I have added a category to my recipe collection… Untested Recipes. Now I can add those recipes I have found, but not actually tried, and move them to the "keepers" category once I've had a chance to decide if they are any good or not.

         I've also made some provisions to make my Louderprose and Louderpoetry journals more maintainable by me. I am keeping the unique layouts for now but will go to standard ones at a later time.

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If you really needed someone to talk to at 2am, you can always call me. I'll do my best to answer and mumble. *smile*

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